Sport Minister

Federal government has postponed the Edo 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival.

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare said in Abuja that the decision was reached after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and other health officials.

Mr Sunday Dare explained that, the decision was necessary as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread in the country.

He noted that, over 11,000 athletes were expected to participate in this year’s sports festival.

the Minister said that the ministry will communicate a new date for the festival.